Today's poem is "The House on Laurel Hill Lane"
from The Forest of Sure Things

Tupelo Press

Megan Snyder-Camp grew up in Baltimore and received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Washington. She has been awarded scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Espy Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center. She has taught at the University of Washington and the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, where she lives with her family.

Other poems by Megan Snyder-Camp in Verse Daily:
February 4, 2005:  "Church" "Our church was all brick, no name on it..."

Books by Megan Snyder-Camp:

Other poems on the web by Megan Snyder-Camp:
Five poems
"As Light As Dark"
"Street, Ferns"

Megan Snyder-Camp's website.

About The Forest of Sure Things:

"Megan Snyder-Camp’s poems seem to emerge from the deep well of our common experiences. Years of attention were required to call into being this Forest of Sure Things. That we feel her world as our own is the poet’s gift to us, given over with wonder. In this book we find the authenticity and care we too often forget we need from poems, inflected with its own version of grace."
—Carol Ann Davis

"Megan Snyder-Camp’s poems, like mosaics, are built of curious and gem-like pieces: stand close and they’re entrancing; take a few steps back and they reveal a sweeping, vaster movement of mind. With a quiet magical realism and audible adoration of language, Snyder-Camp builds an intensely personal yet clearly narrative frame. With a documentarian’s eye (and a wonderfully inventive, graceful sense of form), she gazes at our deepest fears and embraces the insistent beauty of the new."
—Lia Purpura

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